(ORLEANS) – The Orleans FFA wildlife management teams placed first and fourth at the regional contest held at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center.
Students identify examples of Indiana wildlife and complete a written test over their knowledge of wildlife principles. They also travel to a wildlife area and are given a list of six native animals. Their task is to determine which factors are needed for the animals to successfully inhabit the area.
Front row: Ryan Smothers, Niklas Randolf and Draygen Pender. Second row: Lillia Camp, Carter Whitfield, and Zander Gillespie. – Courtesy photo
Draygen Pender led the team as he was the highest-scoring student in the contest. Ryan Smothers placed third and Lillia Camp placed fourth. Orleans FFA adviser Hank Carson coaches the team.